“Loved: Relationship Rules for Women Who Thought They Knew the Rules” by Julie Shafer

LOVED: RELATIONSHIP RULES FOR WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW THE RULES Julie Shafer, PhDBowker (2019)ISBN 9780960009107Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (6/19) “Loved: Relationship Rules for Women Who Thought They Knew the Rules” by Julie Shafer, PhD, is the self-help book for any woman who may be in a relationship that is either just … More “Loved: Relationship Rules for Women Who Thought They Knew the Rules” by Julie Shafer

“Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story” by Greg Payan

PLEASE STAY: A BRAIN BLEED, A LIFE IN THE BALANCE, A LOVE STORY Greg Payan CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781540493736 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (11/18) “Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story” reads like a piece of personal history. By incorporating intimate email and text record communiqués, … More “Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story” by Greg Payan

“A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Happy Daughters” by John Griffith

A DAD’S FUN GUIDE TO RAISING HAPPY DAUGHTERS John Griffith John Griffith, LLC (2017) ISBN 9780692899311 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (10/18) Being a parent isn’t easy, and as a single male parent, it may be more challenging in a variety of ways. One doesn’t have to nag, be overly protective or boring … More “A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Happy Daughters” by John Griffith

“Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind” by Lisa Steele-Maley

WITHOUT A MAP Lisa Steele-Maley Turning Stone Press (2018) ISBN 9781618521224 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (10/18) This is a small story that packs a big punch. It is true to its description as a memoir/caregiver themed book. “Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind” is the … More “Without a Map: A Caregiver’s Journey through the Wilderness of Heart and Mind” by Lisa Steele-Maley

“Bekindr” by Eva Ritvo MD

BEKINDR: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF KINDNESS Eva Ritvo, MD Momosa Publishing (2017) ISBN 9780999415108 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (9/18) Can one person really make a difference? Eva Ritvo’s book, “Bekindr: The Transformative Power of Kindness,” contains simple stories from everyday people whose lives were significantly improved by the unsolicited kind acts of … More “Bekindr” by Eva Ritvo MD

“Be Who You Are: A Song for My Children” by Jimmy Brandmeier

BE WHO YOU ARE: A SONG FOR MY CHILDREN Jimmy Brandmeier Morgan James Publishing (2018) ISBN 9781683509011 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18) All parents want the best for their children. They want them to keep true to themselves, find their path and in many ways protect them from the harsh reality of the world. … More “Be Who You Are: A Song for My Children” by Jimmy Brandmeier

“Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder

TREATING THE TRAUMATIZED CHILD Scott Sells, Ellen Souder Springer Publishing Company (2018) ISBN 9780826171870 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18) In “Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder, therapists will find critical information for enhancing therapy effectiveness in diverse populations, from foster children to military families. Children are often referred to a therapist … More “Treating the Traumatized Child” by Scott Sells and Ellen Souder

“#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi

#LONELINESS: THE VIRUS OF THE MODERN AGE Tony Jeton Selimi Balboa Press (2016) ISBN 9781504343992 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/18) To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading “#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi. As a psychologist, I have read many self-help books … More “#Loneliness: The Virus of the Modern Age” by Tony Jeton Selimi

“Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel” by Peter Davidson

MARITAL ADVICE TO MY GRANDSON, JOEL Peter Davidson Sweet Memories Publishing (2018) ISBN 9780692998151 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/18) “Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel” is a humorous, laugh out loud series of tips on marital advice from Peter Davidson, who is a blogger and has survived years of marriage with his wife. As … More “Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel” by Peter Davidson

“Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman

SEVEN VISUAL STEPS TO YES Janet Miller Wiseman LICSW Outskirts Press (2016) ISBN 9781478771739 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/17) “Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman is a helpful book for couples, or anyone who has a hard time negotiating issues. Wiseman first states that couples need to identify the conflict before … More “Seven Visual Steps to Yes” by Janet Miller Wiseman